The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 1037 - The Possession Demon
Chapter 1037: The Possession Demon
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Tang Wulin’s temperament matured after going through many years of hardship. He bit the tip of his tongue so that the pain would keep him alert as he determinedly stepped outside the passage.
He was going to report the situation he uncovered today to Blood One as soon as possible. The abyssal creature earlier was good nourishment for him, but it also threatened his safety. Who knew what sort of abyssal creatures he would encounter if he continued to venture deeper? It is better to be safe than sorry.
Tang Wulin rushed back on his return trip. He took less than one third the time it took to come over earlier. He had exited the entrance to the abyssal passage for his quick return to the Blood God Battalion.
He was naturally relieved upon coming back. He focused his inner sight and examined his body to ensure there was no issue with his health before he scrutinized his sea of spirit.
As expected, his sea of spirit was stronger than before while his ability to sense the elements in the external world was enhanced as well. If he were to continue his cultivation at this rate, he believed that it would not be long before he entered the Spirit Domain realm.
The spiritual power at the Spirit Domain realm was capable of elevating a soul master’s fighting capability. Moreover, it would support the soul master’s cultivation all the way to a Limit Douluo. Only a true Godhood and a very small number of demigods could enter the Divine Origin realm.
Tang Wulin had considered the Divine Origin realm to be a farfetched hope, so it was not something he worried over now. None of the Limit Douluos whom he knew at present could enter the Divine Origin realm. It was one of the reasons why no one dared to charge at the Godhood realm.
“Blood One, I’m back. Are you occupied now? I’ve made some discoveries.”
“Come over then.”
Tang Wulin immediately went over to the God Hall and waited for Blood One. It did not take long before Blood One walked out from his room.
“What have you discovered?” asked Blood One in a straightforward manner.
Tang Wulin described the situation he had uncovered from his current trip.
Blood One’s expression changed drastically upon listening to Tang Wulin’s discovery. “So, you’re saying that your Golden Dragon Spear can even devour the Possession Demon?”
“Possession Demon? Are you talking about the black shadow?” asked Tang Wulin curiously.
Blood One’s expression obviously showed that he was shaken! Could it be that the Possession Demon was truly powerful?
Blood One gazed at him deeply. After a long while, he spoke with a deep voice, “Perhaps, you’re the one sent by heaven to help solve the problem of the abyssal plane. This is truly amazing. Do you know about the catastrophe which was caused by the Possession Demon back in those days?”
Tang Wulin was all confused. He vaguely felt that he had accomplished some remarkable deed.
Sorrow flashed past Blood One’s eyes. “The Possession Demons occupy seven layers of the abyssal plane. They’re one of the more powerful abyssal creatures although they aren’t equipped with powerful fighting capabilities. Also, they exist in the form of spirits. However, the Possession Demons have a natural ability that is simply disastrous to us which is the ability to possess us!”
“A Possession Demon exists in the form of spirits. No one knows its origin. The Possession Demon doesn’t have a life source or even energy in itself. It is exceedingly skilled in concealing itself so it’s very difficult to detect its presence. By the time a person feels that something is not right, that person may already be possessed by it.”
The Heartless Douluo paused for a moment before he continued, “Once a person is possessed by the Possession Demon, the person will be under its control. Any person with a spiritual cultivation base below the Spirit Domain rank has no way to resist it. Even with the Spirit Domain, one can still be greatly affected and need to resist with full effort in order to struggle free. At the same time, it’s very difficult to protect oneself when one is fighting it.”
“Over six thousand years ago, dozens of powerhouses were possessed by the Possession Demons during one of our great battles in the abyssal plane because of our lack of understanding of their characteristics. A few Limit Douluo powerhouses were killed by it in such a baffling manner. Even a large number of Title Douluos switched sides during the battle. Otherwise, we wouldn’t suffer such a calamitous loss. In that battle alone, almost half of the elites on the entire continent were sacrificed.”
“Many years after the event, we gradually discovered the Possession Demons were fearful of the life force after having fought them in many battles in the abyssal plane. Each of us would carry a life crystal that was extremely rare to deter them from possessing us. However, we had suffered too many painful losses by then. Even more terrifying was our inability to kill the Possession Demons. Any physical, spiritual or energy attack would be infected and controlled by them. Any energy-discharge type attack would only become a portion of their strength which was precisely the situation which you encountered earlier. I truly didn’t expect that you’re able to kill them. It’s simply amazing.”
Tang Wulin was dumbstruck upon hearing that. He did not expect the Possession Demon to be so powerful. It seemed like it was even above the Black Emperor! After all, the Mei Empress and the Black Emperor both had physical forms so one could still rely on one’s ability to defeat them. Yet, the situation was different with the Possession Demon. Tang Wulin realized that he could not exert his strength when he was engaged in a battle with the Possession Demon.
Even the Bluesilver Emperor drenched in life force could only push it back but was incapable of killing it. It was the Golden Dragon Spear’s power that managed to destroy the demon.
Blood One continued to speak, “Fortunately, the Possession Demons, albeit terrifying, are limited in number. Furthermore, based on years of research, we’ve found that a Possession Demon can only possess three times in its lifetime. Thus, they won’t simply choose a possession target. The demon will gradually possess the person until complete control is attained. All the person’s abilities will become the demon’s abilities enhanced with the Possession Demon’s own special abilities.”
“You were very lucky to only encounter one today. I think it’s a Possession Demon that had yet to possess anyone. If it had been a Possession Demon which has experienced possession before, coupled with its ruthless fighting abilities, it would not be so easily dealt with. The formless Possession Demon may be terrifying, but the Possession Demon with a physical form is even more terrifying!”
Tang Wulin drew in a cold breath. The natural ability of the Possession Demon was truly terrifying.
Blood One looked at Tang Wulin with a burning gaze. “The total number of Possession Demons never exceeds thirty-six. A new one will be born only when one dies. However, we’ve no idea how it dies. On the battlefield, we have never succeeded in killing any Possession Demon before. You’ve created history today. Moreover, you killed a newly-born Possession Demon so that means the total number of Possession Demons now is only thirty-five. This is absolutely a meritorious service, so I’ll report the matter to the higher authorities on this accord.”
Tang Wulin looked at his Blood God Bracelet. “Why does my Blood God Bracelet not reflect the change in my merit points?”
Blood One spoke with a bitter smile. “That’s because the Possession Demon has never been killed before, so it’s not recorded in the system naturally. However, we can now update the system accordingly for you. Since you were recently promoted to major general within a short period of time despite lacking in merits, the merits in this case will be used to reimburse the earlier deficit.”
Tang Wulin’s lips twitched once. How could that be? It turned out the military rank conferred after defeating Blood Nine was not for free!
In fact, just like Blood Nine himself, the merits he accumulated granted him the rank of senior colonel. He remained as a senior colonel even after his title as Blood Nine was seized by Tang Wulin.
As for Tang Wulin, his leap from a senior colonel to a major general would require merit points of an astronomical figure, for sure.
“This matter is very important, so I’m going to report to the regimental commander now. Don’t return to the abyssal passage at the moment. The act of killing a Possession Demon will certainly startle the abyssal plane. If you were to go again, I’ll join you but not right now. We need time to prepare while you need further elevation in your cultivation base.”
Tang Wulin left while Blood One gazed fervently at his departure. Blood One was clenching his fists tightly. With Tang Wulin around, he had high hopes now.
The ability to kill an abyssal creature was the most important! Even if the process took a long time, at least, he was hopeful.
The Blood God Battalion’s hard work for dozens of generations could finally see a gleam of light now. If there is no necessity, no one would willingly stay in this bitterly cold land!
The grave threat of the abyssal plane would turn into a time bomb sooner or later as long as it was not dealt with.
Tang Wulin participated in a competition every day during the following period. He spent one day engaging in a soul master battle and another in a mecha battle. He spent his remaining time in forging and cultivation, so he lived his days with great fulfillment.
Long Yuxue did not come looking for him anymore. He had not seen her even when he was forging. He wondered how she was.